10.2.09

Defriending in Social Networks

Larry Dignan, at ZDNet, has posted a very interesting comment about a side benefit of Social Networks. Oh, yes, SNs are very good at putting people all together and keeping them in touch, but hell, just take a look at your contact list and their updates. Do you really want to know so much about them?

Larry quicky discusses Google Latitude ("Why don't we just implant chips in our heads and get it over with?") and the 25 things meme at Facebook, just to get into the real stuff, a funny story about a mortgage broker and his wife whining about junket at Las Vegas. Funny conclusion: "The one upside to social networking: Defriending. Hey, perhaps it isn't so bad after all.".

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